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Packaging Engineer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$91,226 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Packaging Engineer is $91,226 a year and $44 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Packaging Engineer is between $64,407 and $113,038. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Packaging Engineer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Develops sketches, specifications, samples, written analyses, and designs of proposed packaging.
  • Devises prototype packaging using appropriate materials, such as folding carton, plastic, film or foil, shrink wrap, and appropriate corrugated or other form of shipping container.
  • Plans and directs activities concerned with design and development of packaging containers for attractive and safe shipping of finished products under varying conditions, such as shock, vibration, compression, temperature, environment, and methods of transportation, as well as protection from pilferage.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Packaging Engineer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Industrial Engineers

Job family population: 265,520

Estimated population of Packaging Engineer jobs: 16,210

Rate of error: 1.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Packaging Engineer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Packaging Engineer
Jun 19
Chicago, IL, USA
Randstad Engineering
Contract position Packaging Engineer needed for a Chicago based consumer goods company. In this role you will support packaging vendor qualification projects and act as liaison between internal ...
Sr Packaging Engineer
Jun 19
Chicago, IL, USA
Premier Search Associates
Global $B plastics company has an immediate need for a Sr. Packaging Application Engineer. This is a key role with product and/or customer leadership responsibilities. The company produces a wide ...
Corporate Packaging Engineer
May 31
Chicago, IL, USA
Cresco Labs
JOB SUMMARY Cresco Labs is seeking a Corporate Packaging Engineer to support commercial manufacturing process and production expansion, as well as ongoing operations. This position will be ...
Packaging Engineer
May 21
Bridgeview, IL, USA
PEAK Technical Staffing USA
While maintaining a focus on Packaging Engineering, you will be part of a special project team focusing on packaging automation. Project management skills and the ability to interact with multiple ...
Associate Director, Packaging Engineering
Jun 1
Crate and Barrel
The AD of Package Engineering will also work proactively with the Sourcing, Product Design, Agent and Vendor teams to identify opportunities in the development cycle that reduce costs associated with ...
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